Pair of W. K. Cowan Co., Chicago, solid mahogany pillar bookends, circa 1900. This is a very well made and heavy pair of bookends, capable of holding a row of books securely. Each bookend measures 7.5 inches wide at the base, 3.5 inches deep at the base and 5.5 inches high. The W. K. Cowan Company was in business from 1894 until 1916. William Kennett Cowan (b 10/24/1869); Graduated Chicago Manual Training School 1889; Trained in architecture with Henry Ives Cobb (Chicago Varnish Co. Building, the Columbian Exposition, Newberry Library, Liberty Tower in Manhattan, and the King Edward Hotel in Toronto, and other notable places); Cowan designed and supervised all of the plumbing plumbing and "related fixtures" for the Columbian Exposition in 1893 Chicago.
Item 8262: $375
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